Flashcards in Cardiovascular Deck (18):
Where do you find the inferior mediastinum?
Sternal angle -T4 line down to the diaphragm
What do you find in the anterior inferior mediastinum?
What do you find in the middle inferior mediastinum?
What is important about the superior mediastinum?
It is the Danger space because infection can move easily
What do you find in the posterior mediastinum?
Where does the greater splanchnic nerve run from in the vertebral column?
Where does the Lesser Splanchnic nerve run from in the vertebral column?
Where does the Least Splanchnic nerve run from in the vertebral column?
Do any of the splanchnic nerves synapse in the region of the vertebral column they run from?
NO, they synapse with pre-aortic ganglia
What does the thoracic duct in the lymphatics drain?
The entire body except the right side of head, neck, chest and arm
What three veins drain into the right atrium?
Inferior Vena Cava
Superior Vena Cava
What is a vein?
Carries blood to the heart
What is an artery?
Carries blood away from the heart
What happens during diastole?
The ventricle fills with blood
What two heart arteries branch off of the aorta?
Right coronary artery
Left coronary artery
What veins drain into the coronary sinus?
Middle cardiac vein
Great cardiac vein
What nerves are used in the sympathetic innervation of the heart?
Cardiac splanchnic nerves